plural -s
: an old French unit of length equal to 6 French feet, 6.396 U.S. feet, or 1.949 meters

Word History


Middle French, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin tensa, tesa, from Latin tensa, feminine of tensus, past participle of tendere to stretch

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“Toise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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